Things didn't go as planned and I ended up having my christmas dim sum, without my wife, who wasn't feeling great.
I have not had a lot of time to catch up with my sculptor friend and that was good.
Still I missed being there with my wife.
The zoo trip was out too.
I decided to go the coast and snap some birds at the lagoon in Cardiff.
I parked at the college and walked to the lagoon in Cardiff.
It was a different kind of day.
A few herons and egrets and lots of ducks.
No raptors to speak of.
A number of pied billed grebes.
It felt good to get a walk in but there were way too many people around and I cut my trip short.
The jury is out on what other kinds of palms it will destroy.
I noticed a dead Washingtonia on the 5 north just before Encinitas Blvd but it didn't look like crown damage, maybe more like fusarium.
The dreaded weevil has reached Oceanside and is headed our way, saw a dead Canary specimen in front of the Rosicrucian Fellowship on Mission. There is no worse pest than this one, it is not the lesser of two weevils.
I have treated most of my palms, fingers crossed if it will work. I feel sorry for the neighbors who only planted canary palms, always seemed dumb to me, like only planting queen palms, maybe my least favorite species . Their yards are going to look like a bomb went off when this bug is finished.
Not much else to report. I leave you with an early morning shot of a red shouldered hawk that I rather like.